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The CW to Pick Up New Reality Series 'H8R,' Russell Hantz Gets A&E Show and More

by Jean Bentley, posted May 16th 2011 11:15AM
The CW logoThe CW has reportedly ordered a new reality series for the fall called 'H8R.'

According to Deadline Hollywood, the show features celebrities trying to win over their biggest detractors. Hosted by Mario Lopez, the first episode of the show features Snooki and Kim Kardashian. 'H8R' will likely be paired with 'America's Next Top Model' on the network's fall schedule.

Meanwhile, the deal to bring Sarah Michelle Gellar to the network with 'Ringer' is done. The network will officially announce its lineup on Thursday morning.

In other TV news ...

Russell Hantz might not have won 'Survivor: Redemption Island,' but the reality star has landed a new series on A&E. 'Flipped' will see Hantz and his family buying and selling houses in the Houston area. [EW]

NBC is still working on that primetime Brian Williams-fronted newsmagazine show. The network president said he'll debut the show once it's fully developed. [THR]

Speaking of NBC, the network's orders for new mid-season comedies 'Bent' and 'BFF' were for six episodes each. Though it'll be harder for the shows to earn loyal audiences from just six episodes, it's worked in the past for peacock comedies like 'The Office.' [Deadline]

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